Police search for missing diver

Police boat
Emergency services are searching for a diver who was reported missing on Saturday.

Police have resumed the search today for a diver reported missing in waters off Elliott Heads.

The 38-year-old man went missing yesterday morning approximately 14 nautical miles offshore after diving off a six-metre vessel.

The man had been out spear fishing and was reported missing by the boat skipper after failing to resurface just after 8am.

Police initiated a search-and-rescue operation by sea and air but were unsuccessful.

The search resumed this morning at first light involving water police, Volunteer Marine Rescue and a helicopter.

If you have information, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24 hours per day.

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